Youth Winter Reading Challenge offers cool reads, hot prizes

Monday, February 8, 2021
Youth Winter Reading Challenge What better way for kids and teens to spend the cold days of the season than passing the time reading books for a chance to win fabulous prizes (more books, of course)? The Library's Youth Winter Reading Challenge is currently underway - between February 1-28, 2021, readers ages 18 and younger can take part, reading and logging books. If they complete and record their reads, they're eligible to win some great bundles of bookishness.  


How it works:

Log your reads online using Beanstack's online service or the Beanstack Tracker mobile app (Apple App Store | Google Play).
Read one book: Get entered into a drawing for a book bundle.
Read five books: Get a chance to win an even BIGGER book bundle (with more swag).

Get started at
Book bundle - early learning
Book bundle - Kids
Book bundle - Teens


Need some book ideas to get started?

Try our Family Shelf Help service! Our librarians can offer book tips, help you reserve materials, and even create a personalized reading list especially for your young readers (or yourself!). Visit to fill out our online form, or call 816.701.3597.

Check out this list of great book suggestions and resource lists  from our Youth & Family Engagement team!